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Thursday, January 21, 1999 Published at 23:12 GMT


World: Europe

Miners on the road - in pictures

The coal miners marched from Petrosani, 250km west of Bucharest


[ image: Taking to the road following a rally with union leader Miron Cozma]
Taking to the road following a rally with union leader Miron Cozma


[ image: They clashed with riot police on the road from Petrosani ...]
They clashed with riot police on the road from Petrosani ...


[ image: The miners overturned the security forces' stone barricade ...]
The miners overturned the security forces' stone barricade ...


[ image: and walked through it ...]
and walked through it ...


[ image: ... only to clash with police head on in the Jiu Valley]
... only to clash with police head on in the Jiu Valley


[ image: ... and a second barricade in the town of Costesti]
... and a second barricade in the town of Costesti


[ image: Some were arrested, and there are said to be police hostages]
Some were arrested, and there are said to be police hostages


[ image: But the majority remain defiant, and are heading for Bucharest]
But the majority remain defiant, and are heading for Bucharest





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